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Monday, 21 April 2014
We began our journey to the Cross on Wednesday with a reflection on the stations of the cross in the evening. A beautifully stark reflection of Jesus last journey, with well known hymns and a reflection and prayer at each station, followed by the evening office of Compline made our start to the events of Holy Week.
The Service for Maundy Thursday, which marks the end of Lent and the beginning of Passion tide was held in the evening. The service reflects the events of the Last Supper,and was followed by the Gethsemane Watch. The choir sang 'Ave Verum' setting by Byrd, and the alter was stripped to the sound of Plainsong Psalm singing. A moving and solemn service indeed
On Good Friday we met for a Service of readings and music from the Cross of Christ. This lovely service which includes hymns and motets for Good Friday including music by Bach, Ousley, Stainer and others. This service, which tells the story of Jesus's Crucifixion, in scripture and music is a yearly reminder of the sacrifice made for us.

Service Times

First Sunday in the Month:
08:00am Holy Communion
10:00am Family Service

Second Sunday in the Month
08:00am Holy Communion
10:00am Parish Eucharist

Third Sunday in the Month
08:00am Holy Communion
10:00am Sung Matins

Fourth Sunday in the Month
08:00am Holy Communion
10:00am Parish Eucharist

Variations can be found in the Parish Magazine or the Calendar at the bottom of this page.

Useful links


Here are some links to resources you may find helpful:


  1. St Mary's Facebook page
  2. Chichester Cathedral will be live streaming services. For the Eucharist and order of service Click here before 10:00am Sunday and follow the instructions.
  3. The BBC Daily Service is available here.
  4. Prayer for today.
  5. The C of E youtube channel.
  6. Hearing You is a new phone help line launched by the Diocese of Chichester in partnership with Together in Sussex in response to the impact that Covid 19 has had on Just about the whole community. It aims to provide pastoral support and a listening ear to the recently bereaved and people directly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
  7. COVID-19 advice from the Diocese of Chichester here.

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